Musical 'Dear Evan Hansen' Takes on Teen Suicide, Alienation

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Ben Levi Ross and the company of the first national tour of "Dear Evan Hansen." (Photo: Mathew Murphy)

"Dear Evan Hansen" took Broadway by storm last year, winning 7 Tony Awards, including Best Musical. The show explores themes such as teenage depression, suicide and the struggle to find authentic connection in the age of social media. "Dear Evan Hansen" opened in San Francisco this week. We'll talk with two of the actors about why the show resonates with audiences of all ages


Ben Levi Ross, actor, plays Evan Hansen in the national tour of "Dear Evan Hansen"

Jessica Phillips, actor, plays role of Heidi Hansen, mother of Evan, in the national tour of "Dear Evan Hansen"